Bishop Carter’s Statement on
Parkland School Shootings
On this Ash Wednesday, our services announced the biblical imperative to "repent and believe the gospel." In light of today's shootings, we repent from our participation in a culture of death; we acknowledge the harm we do to others, and we claim the power of the cross that breaks the cycle of violence and retaliation. We also grieve with the communities of Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida, in the deaths of seventeen persons and the wounding of many others on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A number of surrounding United Methodist Churches have students at this school, and our connection will support their healing ministry in the days ahead.
Pardon Our Dust
Riverview Drive will be closed running beside our church will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, February 12th. The county will be making road improvements related to the opening of the new Racetrak gas station and convenience store to be located just north of our church.
For at least the next two weeks, all visitors and members must use our remaining entrance from U. S. 301 South. Folks coming from the North must cross the Riverview bridge, make a U-turn at Balm-Riverview Road, and enter from the northbound lanes.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we know that with God's help, we can all accommodate to any and all annoyances.
Children’s Easter Program Starting
If you have children or grandchildren who want to become involved in our Children’s Easter program, this is to let you know that we are beginning practices on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM (beginning on 2/18) and Wednesday evenings at 6:45 PM (beginning on 2/21). We would love to have your children share in our Lenten program at RUMC.
Upcoming Social Events
The Care Committee plans on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 18th with a Baked Potato Bar.
Also in March, the United Methodist Men have made plans for another Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, March 24th. This fundraiser, to be held at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Providence Road is always a great opportunity to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to enjoy a morning of good food and fellowship in a neutral, non-threatening atmosphere.